I love bringing my camera EVERYWHERE with me – I don’t get people who complain about “space” or “lugging it around”. It’s just NOT a big deal. Decide it’s worth it, that you want to document, and bring it along!! Isn’t SO MUCH OF LIFE about that? Making decisions and choosing vs compain/whine/make excuses. *anyhow* That said, today I went and did a big summer event, and I intentionally left my camera AT HOME.
My fingers itched to take it, but I knew I could do without and just rely on my iPhone for a few printable shots. Doing this freed me up from bringing a backpack for the kids drinks, sweaters, etc… so I went for it. After all: I have something like 10010105883 boardwalk photos from the last ten years AND the day time + outside = OPTIMAL conditions for a camera phone or any not high end camera!!
Some are hipstamatic (OH how I LOVE shooting square camera pics!), others are regular camera in phone. I got some that make me smile, captured girls (their size, pics of them on rides they’ve gone on since being wee little things, etc) in this last big hurrah of summer, AND lightened my load. I think the key is just to use your camera’s phone a lot in normal conditions so you KNOW how it works, time to open/set it up, etc. and you’re strong with it so you aren’t THAT lady sitting going “oh my, hang on, how does this work?!” because nobody is waiting on you – not when Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk awaits!!
Lovely! Had a GREAT day, so much fun, and ate at two spots in Santa Cruz (Aldo’s and Santa Cruz diner) that have been featured on Guy Fieri’s Food Network show DDD (diners, drive ins, dives) which is the girls FAVORITE! So they were geeked out to watch for “guy ate here” signs and whatnot.
Now if I just upload + order a few prints I am good to scrapbook! Most of my iPhone photo scrapbooking is done when I didn’t have a camera with me- but it’s fun to have these photos and this event that was done this way intentionally. I’ll do it again for sure.
Now we’re home (a bit sunburned, but happy!), I’m off to enjoy the last 2 days of summer vacation…